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Malaquite Beach

20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
+1 361-949-8068
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Relaxing spot with some amenities

This beach is in the Padre Island National Seashore. There is a $10 charge per car; National Park... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ehbluzerne
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Houston, Texas
Relaxing

Beautiful beach! Picnic tables and shelters on the beach! No drive on unless you are on the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
PennieScott
,
Fulshear, Texas
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This beach on Padre Island is a great camping and beach-going spot.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (34 reviews)
“picnic tables” (20 reviews)
LOCATION
20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
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+1 361-949-8068
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"visitor center"
in 34 reviews
"national seashore"
in 26 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 20 reviews
"nice restrooms"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 22 reviews
"shower area"
in 4 reviews
"red tide"
in 5 reviews
"clean sand"
in 4 reviews
"turtle release"
in 7 reviews
"small store"
in 4 reviews
"white sand"
in 5 reviews
"padre island"
in 16 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 13 reviews
"drove down"
in 4 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 4 reviews
"annual pass"
in 4 reviews
"gulf of mexico"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach is in the Padre Island National Seashore. There is a $10 charge per car; National Park passes are accepted. Restrooms, cold rinse showers, changing areas, and vending machines are available. No lifeguards. The staff in the visitor center were friendly and helpful. Nearby...More

Thank ehbluzerne
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach! Picnic tables and shelters on the beach! No drive on unless you are on the camping side! Nice visitor center and bathrooms! Really enjoyed this beach! Not the white sand but it is the Gulf of Mexico. They do have bird watching tours...More

2  Thank PennieScott
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A natural raw beach, true beautiful beach, some parts a four wheel truck will be necessary, depends how far you are going.

Thank Reynaldo M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great visitor center. Lovely beach you can drive through. Many birds even though there was a lot of people. There is a lot of trash that comes from the gulf and there is a big effort to clean up. If you take a walk, the...More

3  Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

When we were there we were with a group of friends, adults and children, had a BBQ ON THE BEACH, Bring your own chairs.

1  Thank 2win2016
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

BEAUTIFUL, quiet & relaxing beach. It's easy to forget your worries and excape daily worries here. Fishing is nice too.

Thank Steelwool13
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

It was a very windy, cool day so the waves were amazing to watch but the riptide danger was too high for us to swim. The visitor center was very informational and quite clean.

Thank DebRussell49
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Fantastic beach with an excellent well presented Visitor Center. The Center is smart and well laid out with interesting displays, including objects found washed up on the beach, couldn't believe how many different items there were. The Rangers are friendly and informative. An interesting visit.

Thank charles s
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Loved it , the kids enjoyed it as well, it was nice and quiet , not overly crowded at all, I would Go back again

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I and friends and family spent most of our lives in C.C. at this beach! It was great!! I was a true beach bunny! ha!

1  Thank Peg K
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karri s
2 April 2018|
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Response from Splicebar | Reviewed this property |
No but there are facilities at the Welcome Centre.
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roy h
8 December 2017|
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Response from Traci A | Reviewed this property |
It's not a state park - it's a National park. Texas law does not prohibit nudity, however the rules of the National Seashore do. Malaquite is a very busy stretch of beach and you would likely not be able to "get away" with... More
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Klari H
25 June 2017|
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Response from Banshee694 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but I would suggest getting there early in the morning for best parking .
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